Dan Moldovan ’20

Electronic Design Automation Intern at Maxim Integrated

Major: Electrical Engineering
Minor: Computer Engineering

Dan Moldovan“My responsibilities include testing new 90nm flagship layers and devices in a CAD program to ensure they are manufacturable, as well as automating the tests and extracting results with Python. I also create some tests using XML language. Through this internship, I learned about the manufacturing process of wafers and chips in the semiconductor industry. My department is right under the Research and Development department, and I work directly with their researchers and engineers to validate the designs they come up with. These designs are then sent to manufacturing, and I’ve gotten to explore the clean room environment and watch the growing of wafers and printing of analog circuits.

I applied for this internship because I wanted to explore the computer and silicon side of electrical engineering. Internships allow students to gain real world experience and actually test what the industry is like. You make a lot of connections at internships and every single one of your coworkers has an interesting story about how they ended up there, so you get to learn beyond what school teaches you. After graduation, I plan to go to graduate school for something in the computer or semiconductor side of electrical engineering.”